Being Human: Death, Development and Earth’s Defenders

Being Human: Death, Development and Earth’s Defenders

 Men and women protecting land, water and livelihoods around the world are being killed for standing up in defence of life, writes YLNM Regional Coordinator Hannibal Rhoades in this opinion piece. They are, ultimately, victims of a development paradigm that justifies ecological destruction and neo-colonial exploitation.   Originally published by...

Talking Africa: Podcast on Mining in South Africa and Issues of Violence and Community Engagement

Talking Africa: Podcast on Mining in South Africa and Issues of Violence and Community Engagement

Following the murder of Sikhosiphi “Bazooka” Rhadebe last month for his opposition to mining in the Wild Coast region of South Africa, the radio discussion show Talking Africa held an episode on the incident, as well as on issues around mining, violence and community-engagement in the context of African development....

Deforestation in Peru: Building a dramatic future in the Amazon and the Andean Region

Deforestation in Peru: Building a dramatic future in the Amazon and the Andean Region

Originally published by Council on Hemispheric Affairs on 28/09/2015. [For references, go to source]     Since the election of President Ollanta Humala in Peru in 2011 priority has been given to neoliberal policies, free trade agreements, integration into the Pacific market through the Pacific Alliance (with Mexico, Colombia and Chile),...

Collected Readings on Post-Extractivism

Collected Readings on Post-Extractivism

  As a system of thought and action, post-extractivism offers a new and radical approach to the problems caused by mining and extractivism in general. Founded in philosophies of Buen Vivir (Good Living) it proposes radical alternatives to current models of ‘development’ thinking that support an oppressively extractive, non-reciprocal relationship with Earth...

African Civil Society Says Yes to Life, No to Mining!

African Civil Society Says Yes to Life, No to Mining!

Originally from YLNM partner AFSA Africa Africa is rapidly becoming a huge mining zone. The hunger for Africa’s natural wealth – her oil, minerals, metals, land and water – is turning into a second scramble for our continent in a bid to drive the mistaken idea of endless economic growth...

Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley

  The Hidden Valley gold and silver mine in the Morobe Province is affecting communities living along the Watut River, a long and fast-flowing river in the lush mountains of Papua New Guinea. In this evocative and beautifully shot short documentary we hear how indigenous models of development are clashing...